Not Guilty Pleas Bookend Week
A look at the week that was.
It has been a busy week in Westfield and surrounding towns, centering on the county court complex in Elizabeth. The week started and ended with not guilty pleas being entered in a Westfield corruption case and a murder in Cranford. In between, the school budget has been updated, scouts raced and Facebook became a school issue.
Check out the week that was.
The Kid Fest at the JCC in Scotch Plains drew in crowds from around the region.
Suspended Board of Education Business Administrator Bob Berman pleaded not guilty to state bribery charges.
Cranford Police charged William Parisio with the murder of his girlfriend, Pamela Schmidt of Warren Township.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed bills into law regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety which were prompted by the 2009 death of Westfield resident Stuart Gruskin. Gruskin’s widow, Nancy, who became an advocate for NYC bicycle safety laws following her husband’s death, stood alongwide the mayor during the bill signing.
Boy Scouts from around the region gathered in Westfield for the annual Pinewood Derby.
The Board of Education named Vincent Yaniro as the interim business administrator.
Differing views emerged on Cranford murder suspect William Parisio.
The Westfield Education Association agreed to $210,000 in contract givebacks as part of the proposed school budget.
Two Board of Education members urged the board to include more capital funds in the budget proposal.
Ryan Moore is this week’s Patch Kid of the Week.
Schools Superintendent Margaret Dolan promised an update on the district’s Facebook page at next week’s BOE meeting.
The ballot in the Board of Education election was set.
New Jersey legislators announced they are sponsoring a bill to ban the drug, bath salts.
A Knollwood Terrace home sold for $1,550,000.
The Westfield Stamp Club is celebrating a half century.
William Parisio pleaded not guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Pamela Schmidt.